So been looking at this;
What is artistic style?
..so finding your style, is finding the unique-ness of your work,....so basicly i draw ( I aim for photorealisim) and I paint (I like abstract) maybe combining the 2 would be something, hmm....
So far....B*tch Diana, Weird Diana and combining the 2, AWESOME....NOT !!
So I didnt really book loads of fairs but I did one at Grenoside community centre, It was alright, It was more of a table top sale, thingy.
I know some ladies, Anita & Pam they have stalls at chapeltown market and she mentioned it, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It was a nice place and the people were friendly. I met a lady, Diane. She had the table next to me, she was really friendly. I also met 2 other ladies that sold handbags, They knew a couple friends of mine, I'll have to find out their names and stuff, but they were great.
I didnt sell much but alot of people took my card and inquired about comissions, so we'll see what happens.
It's quite strange sitting there, waiting for someone to say "Oh, that's lovely. I will buy it!" I tried to look busy by drawing but really inside I was thinking, "Buy something!!" It's strange, I dont usually think before I speak but I find myself contemplating alot, when I sit at my stall. It's nothing to do with the art or the sales. I watch people and their actions and words, they seem to send me off somewhere else. Weird!!
So had some time to think, I wonder if I sound a little schitzo when I write, hmm....whatever...So I havent found Diana yet but I think she's in the vacinity.....I am also working on a few things....so that helps with my mooooo-ness I have been looking at a few pages about artists, etc..
.........What is art?,. for example
well.....according to Dictionary.com
/ɑrt/ Show Spelled [ahrt] Show IPA
1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
2. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.
See fine art, commercial art.
3. a field, genre, or category of art: Dance is an art.
4. the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture: art and architecture.
5. any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art; industrial art.
So I was also reading these articles:
3 Keys To Making It As An Artist (Without Starving) in forbes
I was especially captured by the whole, be weird part!! Ever see some weirdo on the street, you tend to avoid eye contact. I was quite weird and loud and in your face when I was younger, (the wan chai years) I suppose it makes sense, people notice you, they see you, not necessarily in a positive light but non-the-less, they see you. So now, my weirdness will pay off, all that weird shit that you hide, pays off!! Right!! Chanelling The weird Diana, then!! Another mission.....
So.. so far, b*tch Diana is arriving, weird diana needs to be channelled.... does the world really need this??!! My mum would this agree!!
Feelin a bit "MOOOOO......" today, I feel disappointed, I dunno, the weekend didnt help!!
I dont understand it, everyone seems to say they like the drawings and paintings, are they just saying what I want to hear? If it's shit, why cant they just say, "Oi, your arts shit mate?" and then I'd understand.But they dont, they say it's lovely and walk away. Maybe it's me, maybe this whole thing is ridiculus, ................................................................ I dont want to be a millionaire, I just want my art to be seen, for someone to have it in their home and wake up in the moring and say "wow". and appreciated it............I know in general I am harsh on myself, I am my worst critique, yes I am a stereotype, blahhhhh....
I remember being this way all my life, being down, saying it's me...if anyone out there remembers the early days, I calll it the years I cant remember from 18-27, I do remember them, i remember everything, I'd like not to but what can I say, I was young and free, slightly mental and shagging anything that walked, and I didnt care, dont like me what f**king ever....."Next !!" It didnt bother me, maybe I am maturing, calming down, maybe I have lost my "HUmFFFF!!""
I loved life then, and really didnt give a flying-f**K, and now i seem to....care...things didnt go my way , oh well!! F**K It!!.
Where is that Diana? I need to find her. She needs to haul her ass back here. Over the years she has come and gone, like during the w*nker years living with WM, he was a prick, If I ever saw him again, honestly I'd stab him, If any of you guys know who I'm talking about, you don't have the full story either, even with part of it you'd get where I was coming from....he's a wank stain on the tissue of life!!!!
You know what, I am gonna find her, that b*tch needs to come back.
So for this month I have booked in for Wentworth Castle Garden http://www.wentworthcastle.org and they're fb aswell, https://www.facebook.com/thunpuss?ref=tn_tnmn#!/WentworthCastleGardens ,it's on the 7th April, I was looking around and trying to get some ideas about what sells, art-wise and the where's & how's...etc
He's got a great list on there and I will trying them all..i will update you on how it goes..
Some helpful tips for the new craft/art stall traders...they are on fb, too...https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Crafts-Market-and-Artisan-Events/163705317002283?v=wall
How to Sell Paintings and Crafts at Craft Fairs to Make Money http://viking305.hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-se...
another article....and know I don't get paid for putting these links here....
I am also going to revive my page on http://www.artgallery.co.uk/info/artists if anyone is interested, i will write a review soon..
I have decided to try some art fairs, I have applied with http://www.penistoneartisanfayre.co.uk/ their website and their fb page https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Penistones-Artisan-Fayre/356826704352523.
On the day, I had expected rain and cold, it was freezing. My fingers went numb and I tired hard to continue drawing to try to keep them warm but that didnt work, They were just numb...It was damp and wet,but the organizers were great. They made sure everything went smoothly, very professional. I met Sarah Catteral, she was very helpful.
Overall, I loved it. I enjoyed talking to the people that popped into my gazebo. I had a chat with a few of the other traders. I have to admit I was very nervous to begin with, it was my first ever stall and I didnt know what to expect. I had a chat with Louisa Kemp, from http://louisakemparts.moonfruit.com/ her fb page https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/louisa-kemp-arts/267917239864 . She gave me some very helpful advice, at the end of the day she didnt have to, she didnt know who I was or anything, but she did and that's all it took a few tips from a kind stranger to put your mind at ease. It turned out to be a good day, lots of lovely people and sales, we likey!!!
I will definitely do it again...
I have decided to write a blog, despite my many attempts at avoiding all situations where it was deemed necessary. I am non-the-less writing one as we speak, Why you ask? Well because I have decided it was time everything was on record, my past, my present and my future.... The world is continuing to evolve and I along with it.
If you have ever known me for a moment in your life and have regretted it, I applaud you for surviving me. If however you are one of the few that have found joy in knowing me, well again I applaud you for surviving me. You may think these are the ramblings of an over-bearing, little Miz thinks-the-world-evolves-round-me type. Well !! You may be right !!
I want this blog to speak of my life and my world; if you would like your say, feel free to put some comments down. I want to tell the world of how I came to be. I have had a colorful past, a rocky present and probably a ridiculus future. There will be lots of reflection of the stupidity of the past and maybe some enlightened ideas for the future. I hope you enjoy reading it, I will try my very best to record everything, So
welcome..., welcome to my verse....my artistic and reflective journey.....
Art is visual poetry, life is poetry in motion, this...is....my....verse.......
If you look at the first picture you can see I started off smaller, I found that i couldnt get much of the details I wanted and it made Mr westwood look a bit chubby, no offence!! But a closer view seemed to even out things....
This is a drawing of do do, one of my dogs. She currently lives with my mum in HK. She should be 18 years old now in dog years but she is such a lovely dog, how I miss her...
I always start off with the dark areas, it seems to help me get an outline of the shape and where everything goes, I then start with the eyes cuz, well i suppose if you get the eyes wrong there isnt much point continuing...lol